Bakhtiari carpets are woven in numerous villages in a large area south west of Ishahan called the Chahar Mahal. They are woven by Armenian, Kurdish, and Turkish villages as well as Bakhtari tribes. Isfahan serves as the major market center for carpets to this area.
The most common designs woven in Bakhtiari rugs are the medallion, panel, and lozenge designs. The field of the panel design is divided into rectangular compartments. Each of which contains one of a variety of motifs: flowers, trees, boteh, or palmettos. This design was adopted from the matrix formed by the irrigation channels in Persian gardens. The lozenge design is similar to the panel in that the field is segmented by repeating lozenges. Each lozenge contains a small motif similar to those used in the paned design. This design is commonly found in older and antique Bakhtiari carpets. The medallion superimposed on a field filled with stylized floral patterns.